U.S. propaganda piece about threats by communists against various European countries. The Czechoslovak coup and demonstrations. Czech citizens moving on a street during a strike forcing conservative elements to resign from the cabinet. Scenes of police brutality and beatings against strikers. Communists take over the police. Czech President Edvard Benes with conservative politicians in a government building. Huge crowd on a street. Police clashing with crowd. Czech Prime Minister Klement Gottwald with officials. President Edvard Benes, facing possible civil war or invasion by the Soviet Union, accepts a Communist cabinet. He is seen signing documents to that effect on February 25, 1948. Other officials beside President Benes during the signing. View of the first President of Czechoslovakia Tomas Masaryk's son, Jan Masaryk, who remained the Foreign Minister, and did not agree to the new government. Two days later Jan Masaryk is discovered dead. The body of Jan Masaryk in a coffin. Edvard Benes, who resigned in June 1948 after refusing to sign the communist constitution, is seen walking slowly outside the Parliament using a cane. A guard saluting Benes. View of the body of Edvard Benes, who died in September 1948, laying in a coffin. Mourning citizens offering flowers and cry. Officials bearing the coffin. Shift to street strikes in East Germany in 1953. People during a strike and riot in Poland in 1956. Russian tanks moving on a street and Russian soldiers. Elevated view of panic and Polish citizens fleeing soldiers. October 1956: Student demonstrators on street in Budapest Hungary. Russian red star toppled from building roof in defiance. Russian troops respond on tanks in Hungary. Crowd fights back. Russians retreat. Crowd overwhelms local police. Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary, ascends steps. Hungarian crowd on streets burn communist books and papers. Russian tanks invade Hungary to crush revolt. Tanks fire guns on Hungarian street. Imre Nagy's execution announced June 17, 1958.
Infantry soldiers advance on a battlefield in the European Theater. The soldiers fire weapons from bunkers. A U.S. Air Force aircraft taxis and takes off during an emergency. Soldiers disembark from the aircraft and rescue wounded men. Missiles are launched. Prisoners of war are captured by the soldiers. 'Follow Me' statue at the U.S. Army Infantry School in Fort Benning, Georgia.
The role and contribution of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in combat and war. U.S. shuttle ships loaded with signal communication supplies for U.S. and Allied troops in the European Theater make their way in the Atlantic ocean. The Squier Laboratory at Camp Alfred Vail in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. A technician works on signal communication equipment in the laboratory. U.S. soldiers use mine detectors in the European Theater during World War II. The mine detectors detect metallic, non-metallic mines, wooden box mines, and mines in glass containers. Artillery soldiers bury large microphones into the ground in advance zones. The microphones relay back information on enemy artillery. Soldiers receive the information on radio sets. U.S. aircraft on a training flight simulating real combat situation: The aircraft lost in heavy rain and rough weather, looking for the location of Boston. The pilot switches on a modern advanced radar. The radar waves pierce thick clouds, are reflected by Earth's surface and display an image on the scope. The image shows the clear location of Boston harbor directly under the aircraft. U.S. bombers attack over the Channel coast on D-Day (6 June, 1944). U.S. soldiers employ meteorological equipment for long range weather forecast in the European Theater during World War II. Soldiers release a hydrogen balloon into the sky. Another soldier uses an apparatus to take readings of atmospheric conditions behind enemy lines. An aircraft drops an automatic weather station called SCM-18-TI by parachute into enemy territory. The timed mechanism sends out weather data in codes. The interior of the automatic weather station lying open in a field.
A training film on loading and employment of LSTs (Landing Ship Tanks) in the United States and their unloading in the European Theater. Officers aboard an LST underway at sea. One officer looking through binoculars. Ships of the transport group underway. Assault troops being loaded on LCVPs (Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel). They are carried to the assigned LSTs. The LSTs receive them aboard and they are checked by the Ship's Officer. Men aboard an LST. The LSTs heading for an assault area. Troops, vehicles and ammunition aboard. The troops fire anti aircraft guns from a ship. Smoke rises from firing. Several airplanes in flight overhead. Guns are fired from a ship. The LSTs arriving at the shore in the European Theater. Bow doors are opened and unloading activities start. Tanks, trucks, LVTs ( Landing Vehicle Tracked ), bulldozers and other vehicles are unloaded. The LSTs are emptied. The bulldozers are taken out first so that they can make way for other vehicles when they proceed in the area. Tanks and other vehicles are unloaded after the bulldozers. Vehicles proceed on the beach.
German soldiers in European Theater during World War II. German soldiers move and advance in European Theater. Explosions occur and smoke clouds rise. Soldier rides a motorcycle. Soldiers drive away in motorcars.
Allied air force and navy raid Japanese targets in the Pacific Theater and German positions on the European Front, during World War II. British aircraft carriers in the Indian Ocean. Airmen and sailors aboard attach bombs and prepare planes for a raid on Japan. Planes take off from the strip of carrier one after the other. Navigator makes plans for returning the planes. The planes land on the strip after completing the mission. Large guns on the ships. British 8th Air Force raids Nazi supply lines on the European Front. Immense smoke rises by the bombs dropped on Nazi positions. A German fighter plane shot in air by Allied warplane.